Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 9:26 a.m.
Pinup Playboy cover girl and centerfold Pamela Anderson is filing for divorce for a second time from her poker-playing husband Rick Salomon.
Rick is here this week playing in the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio, and he won $2.8 million in finishing fourth last week in Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte’s Big One for One Drop charity poker tournament after buying in last minute for a cool $1 million.
Rick gained notoriety for releasing a sex tape with then-girlfriend Paris Hilton. Pamela, who remarried Rick this year after their first marriage in 2007-08, announced Tuesday that they have separated and that she’s filing for divorce for a second time.
That explains why she wasn’t at his side when he made the Final Nine at the Big One for One Drop. The blonde bombshell is known for her stints on “Baywatch,” “Home Improvement” and “Dancing With the Stars,” and she headlined on the Strip as a magician’s assistant.
Arts and Entertainment Senior Editor Don Chareunsy contributed to this report.
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Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float occasionally passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the gamblers below, the Rio tries to keep its 120,000-square foot casino jumping with excitement. Special Brazilian mixed-drinks are also served throughout the casino. The hotel suites tend to be larger than similar priced rooms on the Strip and many offer excellent views with floor to ceiling windows.
The Rio offers some quality shows like "Penn & Teller" and "Chippendales." Many come to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, located on the 51st floor, or McFadden's Irish Pub on the casino level.
Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Spa or pool area and still others come to shop at the hotel's 60,000 square feet of shops. In each of these endeavors, the Rio attempts to make the experience a bit more fun and spontaneous.
The Rio also offers guests a variety of dining choices from all-American food at the All-American Bar & Grille to Gaylord India Restaurant for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive.